(of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections.
alienating, estranging, isolating, schismaticView synonyms
- ‘We experiment these models on Classical Chinese, a typical isolating language.’
- ‘This change is attested in Kamti Tai, a tonal and isolating language spoken in Myanmar.’
- ‘Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.’